About Gymsanity Blog

I have been a fitness fanatic for almost half my life, which means I’ve been hitting the gym on pretty much a daily basis for the last 30 years. I’ve even done some personal training (I had an ACE certification). Making some quick calculations on the back of my napkin, it looks like I’ve stepped into a gym close to 10,000 times. This means that 10,000 times I have seen at least one person doing something absolutely ridiculous. Sometimes, what I have witnessed is so remarkable that I have to rush home to call someone.  I figure that now with a blog, I can just share with everyone.

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All bets are off

I’ve been mulling a new genre of studies related to red meat and diabetes, that claim that eating red meat – really any mammal meat – increases your risk of getting diabetes. The implication is that if we can convince people to toss the patty and eat just the bun, we could really turn this…

What works besides work?

I’m pleased to add my Low Back Pain Reduction Program to the body of information available to treat low back pain. As I suffered through increasing back problems over the years, I was shocked by the lack of good, actionable information about how to solve low back pain, especially considering it’s so common. After my…

Phoning It In

I joined a new gym today, which is kind of like your first day at a new job. You’ve got to figure out the lay of the land, such as the location of the bathroom. As important, you’ve got to pick up quickly on the culture. For example, at some gyms, loud grunting will earn…